American Music Therapy Association
The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.
The Autism Society is the nation's leading grassroots autism organization. They work to increase public awareness about the day-to-day issues about people across the spectrum, advocate for appropriate services for individuals of every age, and provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Lehigh Valley Autism Guide
Your comprehensive resource guide to help families and professionals come together to create an inclusive community in Lehigh and Northampton county.
United Cerebral Palsy
UCP educates, advocates, and provides support services to ensure a life without limits or people with a spectrum of disabilities. UCP works to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network that has helped millions.
National Association for Down Syndrome
NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It was founded in Chicago in 1961 by parents who chose to go against medical advice and raised their children with Down syndrome at home. Their pioneering efforts have made it easier for later generations of individual with Down syndrome to be accepted by their families and communities, to develop their capabilities, and to work towards independence.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
Certification Board for Music Therapists
The CBMT works to advance the discipline of music therapy through a certification process and issues the credential of MT-BC to individuals who demonstrate the required level of competence. CBMT is the only organization to certify music therapists to practice music therapy nationally. Since 1986 it has been fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Over 4,000 music therapists have attained the MT-BC credential, and now participate in a program of recertification designed to maintain or increase initial competence in the profession of music therapy.
The Medical Benefits of Art and Music Therapy
Some brief insight to the medical benefits of art and music therapy.
DrugRehab.com - Resource on Bullying and Substance Abuse
DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We provide well-researched, fact-based resources on this site.
Guide to Activities for Child Therapy Sessions
Regis College, founded in 1927, is a multifaceted Catholic University in Greater Boston with 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in the arts, sciences, and health professions devoted to engagement, service, and advancement in the global community. This link offers several helpful resources and guides for activities for child therapy sessions.
Older Adults Brochure
Physical copies of MTA resources are available upon request.